True Sponge Cake (No fat)

Serves: 8

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Step 1:

  • Prep Time: 0hrs 15 mins
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  • Cooking Time: 0hrs 30 mins
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  • 1) Break eggs in a bowl, add sugar and whisk well until thick, creamy and almost white in colour. The mixture should leave a trail when the whisk is removed. This step is VERY IMPORTANT, if the mixture isn’t whisked enough the cake won’t work, it will come out rubbery.
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  • 2) Lightly fold flour into mixture (best use a metal spoon)
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  • 3) Pour into well-greased 18cm. (7in.) cake tin.
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  • 4) Bake in moderate oven 180c, 35f, gas mark 4 for about 30 mins. (Avoid opening oven door during baking)
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  • 5) When cool slice and spread with Hartley’s Squeezy Jam and low-fat whipped cream.
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  • Tips
  • Step 11:

  • As this cake has no fat it is very important to beat the eggs and sugar really well.
  • Step 12:

  • Obviously it’s easier to use an electric mixer. If you whisk by hand place the bowl over hot water to give a faster result